"Music is a spiritual doorway. ... Its power comes from the fact that it plugs directly into the soul."

  • Born Peter Brian Gabriel on Feb. 13, 1950, in Surrey, England
  • As a solo artist, Peter Gabriel earned his big breakthrough with 1986's So, which spawned the No. 1 hit "Sledgehammer."
  • Gabriel won his first career GRAMMY for 1989 for Best New Age Performance for Passion — Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ.  
  • At the 35th GRAMMYs in 1993, Gabriel performed "Steam" with acrobats from Cirque du Soleil, marking his GRAMMY stage debut. 
  • Gabriel is a founding member of Genesis. He was a member of the group from 1967–1975 and garnered a reputation for performing onstage in elaborate costumes.
  • In 1992 Gabriel co-founded Witness in response to the brutal beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers. Witness is an international organization that trains a new generation of human rights defenders by providing resources on the safe, effective and ethical use of video.  

 

Peter Gabriel

"Music is a spiritual doorway. ... Its power comes from the fact that it plugs directly into the soul."

  • Born Peter Brian Gabriel on Feb. 13, 1950, in Surrey, England
  • As a solo artist, Peter Gabriel earned his big breakthrough with 1986's So, which spawned the No. 1 hit "Sledgehammer."
  • Gabriel won his first career GRAMMY for 1989 for Best New Age Performance for Passion — Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ.  
  • At the 35th GRAMMYs in 1993, Gabriel performed "Steam" with acrobats from Cirque du Soleil, marking his GRAMMY stage debut. 
  • Gabriel is a founding member of Genesis. He was a member of the group from 1967–1975 and garnered a reputation for performing onstage in elaborate costumes.
  • In 1992 Gabriel co-founded Witness in response to the brutal beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers. Witness is an international organization that trains a new generation of human rights defenders by providing resources on the safe, effective and ethical use of video.  

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Peter Gabriel

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Nominations
Best Song Written For Visual Media
The Veil
 
Wins
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Down To Earth (From Wall-E)
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Define Dancing
 
Nominations
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
The Barry Williams Show
 
Wins
Best Music Video, Long Form
Secret World Live
 
Nominations
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Red Rain (Track)
 
Wins
Best Music Video - Short Form
Steam
Nominations
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo
Steam (Single)
 
Wins
Best Music Video - Short Form
Digging In The Dirt
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Us (Album)
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
Digging In The Dirt (Single)
Best Rock Song
Digging In The Dirt (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Music Video - Long Form
P.O.V. (Video)
 
Wins
Best New Age Performance
Passion - Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ
Nominations
Best Album Of Original Instrumental Background Score Written For A Motion Picture Or Television
Passion (Music From The Motion Picture "The Last Temptation Of Christ") (Album)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Sledgehammer (Single)
Album Of The Year
So
Song Of The Year
Sledgehammer (Single)
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
Sledgehammer (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Against All Odds (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
Shock The Monkey (Single)